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Dec 28-31, 1998 / Dey 7-10, 1377

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* Music:Romanic classical music in Tehran


* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington
* TV: Iranian TV since 1979
* History: Shedding light on Achamenid life
* History: Story behind Iran's largest meteorite
* Literature: Pushkin at 200
* Exhibit: Art & fantasy
* Play: Iran in the 1940s
* Film: Apple of father's eye
* Literature: Fereydoun Moshiri honored
* Film: Samira Makhmalbaf's Strange Fruit
* Music: Swedish award for Bani-etemad
* Music: Afghani music
* Art: Shirin Neshat, New York

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* Romanic classical music in Tehran

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Major feature on Shahin Farhat's classical music festival at the Niavaran cultural center, covering the romanic period ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIA

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* Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective :

The Pear Tree - Friday February 5, 1999, 7:00 PM, Sunday February 7, 1999, 2:00 PM
The Cycle - Friday February 12, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Cow - Sunday February 14, 1999, 2:00 PM
Hamoon - Friday February 19, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Tenants - Sunday February 21, 1999, 2:00 PM
Sara - Friday February 26, 1999, 7:00 PM
The School We Went To - Saturday February 27, 1999, 2:00 PM
Leila - Sunday February 28, 1999, 2:00 PM

Freer's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington DC -- 202-357-4880 Admission: Free - two per person - one hour before program begins Info: 202-357-4880 Details:

Dariush Mehrjui His film have been banned by both the Shah, and the Islamic Republic, but film critics in Iran recently voted directory Dariush Mehrjui on eof the country's greatest filmmakers. This retrospective is organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is presented in corporation with Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran. All films are in Persian with English Subtitles.

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* Iranian TV since 1979

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - An interesting look at the changes in Iranian TV programs since the revolution ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIN

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* Shedding light on Achamenid life

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Translationms of tablets found at Persepolis give details of Achamenid life ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* The story behind Iran's largest meteorite

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Hundred-twenty-year-old document tells how a large meteorite crashed near Varamin southwest of Tehran ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Pushkin at 200

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Feature on the 200th birthday anniversary of the great Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Art & fantasy

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Parvaneh Etemadi's fantastic art work goes on display at the Niavaran Cultural Center ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Theater: Iran in the 1940s

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Golab Adineh's paly "Shabi dar Tehran" (A night in Tehran), takes us back to the 1940s ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Apple of father's eye

December 1998, (E-Run magazine) - Rotten Apples is a remarkable new film by the three-year-old daughter of Iranian Utter Genius (and filmmaker) Mohsen "Khatami-is-Gandhi" Makhmalbaf. Samira Makhmalbaf is following her father's footsteps by achieving genius status with the liberal do-gooder white folk who get to see these films before the natives do. Samira says that she has nothing to say because she is only eighteen and wants a lollipop or a Cannes award ... FULL TEXT

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* Fereydoun Moshiri honored

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A collection of Fereydoun Moshiri's poems, "Jashn Naameh-ye Moshiri," has been completed by Ali Dehbashi and delivered to the printers ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Strange Fruit

December 11, 1998, (The Independent) - Meet Samira. She's a director from Iran, the new world capital of film. She's 18 years old. Samira Makhmalbaf skips down the street, swinging her bag in the wind, cocky as a ferret. I tell her how much I like her first film, The Apple. "Why?" She stops and stares at me, aggressively. I haven't a clue what to say. "See, people interview me, and expect me to answer things so profoundly even though I'm only 18 and a half. And I ask you a simple question, and you can't answer it."... FULL TEXT

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* Swedish award for Bani-etemad

TEHARN, (Hamshahri) - A Swedish cultural organization will award filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-etamd for her exceptional work in the field of art and culture ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Afghani music

TEHARN, (Hamshahri) - A Swedish cultural organization will award filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-etamd for her exceptional work in the field of art and culture ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Art links

* Museum of Contemporary Iranian Artists

* Golestan gallery (Tehran)

* Barg Art Gallert (Tehran)

* Aria Art Gallery (Tehran)

* Negah Open Gallery (Tehran)


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